David Lynch (screenplay)
This strange little movie caused quite a stir in 1986 when the always bizarre mind of one David Lynch is at work.
Now don't get me wrong I was one of the biggest fans of his TV show Twin Peaks
The television industry really got a kick in the crotch as they never figured that the show would be as popular as it was.
Interesting that Angelo Badalamenti would score both Blue Velvet & Twin Peaks.
The scene is set early that the town Lumberton is a small community that values its citizens.
In the town is quaint and is visited by Jeffrey(Kyle MacLachlan)as his father is sick and in the hospital.He comes home from Collage, first he finds the ear on his trips through the field to the hospital.
He then turns it into the police , but feels that he wants to investigate it further himself.
He calls upon the police captain's daughter Sandy(Laura Dern) and they go to Dorothy Vallens(Isabella Rossellini)apartment and Jeffrey gets himself in, also into a dark and twisted world he cannot escape.
He actually says to his poor victim after he orgasm's in his pants and screams like a wild animal.
"Stay Alive, do it for Van Gogh"
This movie is so dark on so many levels more so than what is being put in front of us character wise but when the night shots happen there are a number of scenes where the actors approach the camera from the shadows.
Where so many big studio movies are so worried about losing their actors in the shadows, this one uses the shadows for a purpose.
I don't think this is a classic film on any level, dark, broody & sometimes depressing yes but hard to categorize and that my friends is what David Lynch is all about, he likes it that way
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